Monday, April 02, 2007

Chancellor Joins the Hall

ATLANTA (AP) - Former Ole Miss women's basketball coach Van Chancellor joined Phil Jackson and Roy Williams in heading a class of seven named Monday to enter the Basketball Hall of Fame in September.
Chancellor, who attended today's announcement, directed the Rebels from 1979 until 1997 and is the program's all-time leader in coaching victories with a 439-154 record. He was a three-time Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year and was selected National Coach of the Year in 1992, when he guided Ole Miss to the SEC championship.
From 1982-96, Chancellor's Rebels missed only one NCAA Tournament, earning 14 bids including the program's first postseason berth. They advanced in 10 tournaments and reached the Sweet 16 seven times and the Elite Eight on four occassions.
Chancellor went on to lead the WNBA Houston Comets to four straight championships from 1997 through the 2000 season. He also coached the 2004 U.S. gold medal team and has a 38-0 record in international competition.